If you want to know how to grow a pineapple from its top, read the following article. Pineapple is a tropical plant that can be used in many different ways. You can consume it fresh or you can make various deserts and sweet salads. Pineapple is very nutritious and contains many vitamins: vitamin C, and vitamin B (B1, B6 and B2). This fruit is also high in manganese. Pineapple juice can be used for meat dishes, as a marinade.
How to Grow a Pineapple
Pineapples are not very difficult to grow. You can grow them out or indoors. They are also highly decorative and you can make your environment look great with pineapples inside. There are several ways how to grow pineapples. We will describe the method of growing a pineapple from its top.
First, you have to go to the store and buy some pineapples. Choose the fresh ones and see if you can find some that are still green. Pull the leaves off, and if the top easily comes off – that means that this plant is over ripe. Do not buy this one.
You have bought a good pineapple and now you can start growing pineapple from its top. Take a sharp knife and cut the part between the edible part and the top of pineapple. Take a good look at the pineapple top, to see if the flash is completely removed. If you leave some flash, the pineapple will rot. You will see the circles and that means that the root is ready for planting. You have to remove the low leaves on the sprout first. Dry the pineapple again and put it in a dry and cool place. Keep it for a week or so.
Take the soil and prepare it for planting the pineapple. Buy some good soil. You need soil that will be able to stay dry. Pineapple need some moist, but they cannot live in wet environment. That is one more reason to be careful with watering. Never pour water over the pineapple.
When you have put the pineapple into the soil, pour some water into the soil, but never pour too much water. Pineapples need a lot of sun. Keep your pineapple in a place where it can get enough sunlight.
Those were the basic instructions you have to follow to grow a pineapple from its top. Pineapples are not just healthy foods, but also good-looking decoration for your home.